Allen Ginsberg bio

Birth Name: Irwin Allen Ginsberg

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Newark

Date Of Birth: June3, 1926

Date Of Death: April 5, 1997

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Allen Ginsberg was born on the 3rd of June, 1926. He was best known for being a Poet. Famous beatnik poet and National Book Award recipient who is best known for Howl, a controversial 1956 poetic work. His other notable works include Reality Sandwiches, Iron Horse, and White Shroud Poems.

Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark. He spent his teens submitting politically-themed letters to The New York Times. He went on to attend Columbia University, where he published numerous articles in the campus literary journal. Howl was at one point banned in the United States because of its controversial subject matter.

Allen Ginsberg was a Gemini and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Allen Ginsberg was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Irwin Allen Ginsberg is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Allen’s Irwin Allen Ginsberg attended Eastside High School, Montclair State College and Columbia University.


Allen Ginsberg’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Allen Ginsberg’s parents.

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Allen Ginsberg was born in the Year of the Tiger.

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REAL NAME:Irwin Allen Ginsberg
NICKNAME:Irwin Allen Ginsberg, Allen Ginsberg
AGE GENERATION:Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY:Thursday
DEATH DAY:Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Allen Ginsberg was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Allen Ginsberg was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Allen Ginsberg had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Allen Ginsberg’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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